British tulip time begins with first flowers of the season in store

British tulip time has begun, as Co-op becomes the first supermarket this season to launch the UK-grown blooms to help brighten up our homes as we head into darker months this weekend.

Described as bright, cheerful, and affordable flowers, tulips are: “perfect for the home and a popular choice with our customers, certain to lift people’s spirits and put a smile on faces during the winter months,” said Co-op’s Horticulture Technical Manager, Gemma Gray.

Grown in Lincolnshire, the sale of British tulips forms part of Co-op’s ongoing commitment to work closely with and support British growers and farmers. Co-op is also a signatory to the National Farmers Union (NFU) plants and flowers pledge.

Gemma continued: “Co-op works closely with its farmers and growers all year round, building long-term relationships and supporting suppliers throughout the seasons. We are very excited to lead the way with British tulips this season – we are confident that customers will love them. I believe that the flowers provide a sense that brighter days are just around the corner, and I am delighted that high quality and much loved British tulips are now available in Co-op stores in communities across the UK.”

Read the complete article at www.co-operative.coop.


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